clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

College Football Week Six: Schedule and Games to Watch

New, comments

Week six gives us multiple battles of ranked teams promising to be the most exciting week yet.

Derick E.Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Week 6 of the college football schedule finally brings us a slate of ranked matchups and big games. Six of today’s matchups feature a battle between ranked teams. here are some games to watch:

No. 6 Texas A&M @ No. 12 Mississippi State

Mississippi State shocked the world two weeks ago when they knocked off LSU in Baton Rouge. Today they look to stake a claim to the top ten and maybe even the national title picture. I’m one that tends to believe that most of these teams in the SEC West (six ranked in the top 15) are given the benefit of the doubt because of the conference they play in. I do not believe all of these teams are deserving of top 15 rankings. Still, it’s clearly the best division in the best conference in college football.

Keep an eye on Texas A&M senior CB Deshazor Everett. Everett lines up all over the field for the Aggies and is capable of providing blanket coverage of a corner and the big hits of a safety. I like the Aggies in a close one.

No. 14 Stanford @ No. 9 Notre Dame

The golden domers are looking to continue their climb up the polls and they have the schedule to do it. A matchup at #1 Florida State in a couple of weeks looms large but Fighting Irish face a tough test today with Stanford.

ND senior CB Cody Riggs is another versatile DB with both corner and safety experience. A little undersized at just 5-9 but he plays much bigger. Irish win this one potentially setting up a top five match up with Florida State in two weeks.

No. 3 Alabama @ No. 11 Ole Miss

Ole Miss thinks they belong in the national title picture. Today, they’ll have to earn it against perennial SEC favorite Alabama. This isn’t the Bama team we’re used to of the last few years. They have some vulnerabilities, especially in the secondary. But they’re moving the ball with ease on offense, which should be scary to the rest of the nation.

Ole Miss is some major NFL talent that we’ll see over the next couple of years. Senior Free Safety Cody Prewitt is a true centerfielder on defense. He rarely lines up in man coverage allowing him to use his ball skills to diagnose the play, read the QB and react to the ball. He’ll be favoring the side of the field where Alabama WR Amari Cooper lines up. Should be a fun matchup but I think Bama proves to be too much. Tide roll.

Happy Saturday!

Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 Time (ET) TV
Ball State @ Army 12:00 PM
(20) Ohio State @ Maryland 12:00 PM ABC
Florida @ Tennessee 12:00 PM SECN
Purdue @ Illinois 12:00 PM ESPN2
(6) Texas A&M @ (12) Mississippi State 12:00 PM ESPN
Iowa State @ (21) Oklahoma State 12:00 PM FS1
Marshall @ Old Dominion 12:00 PM FSN
Southern Miss @ Middle Tennessee 12:00 PM AMSN
Southern Methodist @ (22) East Carolina 12:00 PM ESPNU
Virginia Tech @ North Carolina 12:30 PM ESPN3/ACCN
Eastern Michigan @ Akron 2:00 PM ESPN3
North Texas @ Indiana 2:30 PM BTN/BTN2
Massachusetts @ Miami (OH) 2:30 PM ESPN3
Tulsa @ Colorado State 3:00 PM
North Carolina State @ Clemson 3:30 PM ESPNU
Wake Forest @ (1) Florida State 3:30 PM ABC/ESPN3
(14) Stanford @ (9) Notre Dame 3:30 PM NBC
(17) Wisconsin @ Northwestern 3:30 PM ESPN2
(3) Alabama @ (11) Mississippi 3:30 PM CBS
(4) Oklahoma @ (25) TCU 3:30 PM FOX
(7) Baylor @ Texas 3:30 PM ABC
Navy @ Air Force 3:30 PM CBSS
New Mexico @ Texas-San Antonio 3:30 PM AMSN
Buffalo @ Bowling Green 3:30 PM ESPN3
Ohio @ Central Michigan 3:30 PM ESPN3
Vanderbilt @ (13) Georgia 4:00 PM SECN
Kansas @ West Virginia 4:00 PM FSN
Oregon State @ Colorado 4:00 PM PAC12
Kent State @ Northern Illinois 5:00 PM ESPN3
South Alabama @ Appalachian State 6:00 PM ESPN3
Michigan @ Rutgers 7:00 PM BTN
(15) LSU @ (5) Auburn 7:00 PM ESPN
Texas Tech @ (23) Kansas State 7:00 PM ESPNU
UTEP @ Louisiana Tech 7:00 PM FCS
UAB @ Western Kentucky 7:00 PM
Hawaii @ Rice 7:00 PM AMSN
Toledo @ Western Michigan 7:00 PM ESPN3
Louisiana-Monroe @ Arkansas State 7:00 PM ESPN3
Georgia State @ Louisiana-Lafayette 7:00 PM ESPN3
Idaho @ Texas State 7:00 PM ESPN3
Memphis @ Cincinnati 7:00 PM CBSS
Miami (FL) @ Georgia Tech 7:30 PM ESPN2
South Carolina @ Kentucky 7:30 PM SECN
Pittsburgh @ Virginia 7:30 PM ESPN3
Arizona State @ (16) USC 7:30 PM FOX
(19) Nebraska @ (10) Michigan State 8:00 PM ABC
UNLV @ San Jose State 8:00 PM ESNN
Georgia Southern @ New Mexico State 8:00 PM ESPN3
Utah @ (8) UCLA 10:30 PM ESPN
California @ Washington State 10:30 PM PAC12
Boise State @ Nevada 10:30 PM CBSS